World AIDS Day is held on 1 December each year .It is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV and show support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died and also break the stereotype against people suffering from the diseases. World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day and the first one was held in 1988.
Africa is a diverse continent, and different regions have been attempting to tackle AIDS in different ways, some with positive effect, while others seemingly making little progress. Out of the 34 million HIV-positive people worldwide, 69 percent live in sub-Saharan Africa. There are roughly 23.8 million infected persons in all of Africa. 91 percent of the world’s HIV-positive children live in Africa.
In response, a number of initiatives have been launched in various parts of the continent to educate the public on HIV/AIDS. Among these are A combination of prevention programs considered to be the most effective initiatives such as Abstinence, Be faithful and the use a condom campaign.
As access to treatment is slowly expanded throughout the continent, millions of lives are being extended and hope is being given to people who previously had none. Antiretroviral drug treatments can tremendously decrease the number of HIV-related deaths by delaying the progression of the virus and allowing people to live relatively healthy, normal lives.
It is the Social responsibility of every person to spread awareness of HIV /AIDS .